An easy way to see the difference between people is to put them in a stressful situation together.

The contrast (if it exists) will become clear.

One person may rise above and surprise you, while the other sinks lower than you thought possible.

I also noticed this when listening to Dillon Francis.

In this concert, his bass drops seem absolutely insane. Why?

The high whistles, trumpets, and bells that accompany the drops accentuate the contrast and make the drops feel even bigger, due to the contrast.

Probably a basic music principle, but now I've been seeing it everywhere.